DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — There are plenty of qualities you might attribute to an extrusion machine. Personality is not usually one of them. So when you see an extrusion machine with fierce eyes and sharp teeth protruding from blood-stained gums, it's something of an oddity. So what's the significance of this beast, Plastics News asked Stephan Gneuss, and is it a shark or a crocodile?
In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.
Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.